Here are some great questions you should answer if you want to lose belly fat or stomach fat.
Do you know what’s the best exercise to lose stomach fat?
The answer is interval cardio. The second best exercise is lower ab exercises such as leg raises and alternating leg raises.
Do you know what’s the foods you should avoid eating if you want to lose stomach fat?
Surprise! It’s not fatty food. It’s also not ‘tidbits’. It’s not cookies. It’s actually simple carbs and simple sugars! These food will spike your insulin levels, which then decreases your metabolism rate. This then makes it significantly more difficult to lose weight!!! That’s bad.
Are long workouts or short workouts better for losing stomach fat?
Short workouts which are very intense are almost always much more effective for weight loss. This is because when your workouts are too long, your cortisol level rises quickly, and that causes your metabolism to slow down. Additionally, you will find it harder to lose fat.
How often should you workout?
The best frequency is around 4 to 5 times a week. This is best frequency for working out to see optimum weight loss results. By working out 2 days in a row and then resting for 1-2 days, and then repeating this cycle, you will be able to see results without over training. This is also the case for beginners.
Did you know that when it comes to weight loss and especially a diet for your weight loss that the most important thing is not what you eat, but how much you eat? This is one of the key principles taught by AlvinChua91 Women Weight Loss Coach.
Yes, a lot of people try to dispute that, but notice that those people who encourage you to look at what you eat first are usually still overweight! Keep in mind that it’s still important to know what macro-nutrients you’re consuming, however, without FIRST getting into a state of caloric deficit, it almost does not matter what else you do.
What is a state of caloric deficit? Being in a state of caloric deficit simply means that you’re taking in fewer calories through food and drinks than you are burning off naturally through your body’s metabolism as well as exercises. It’s simple math, really.
If you burn off more calories than you take in, you’re forced to lose weight. Where most people and women get confused about caloric deficits is that they listen to others without realizing that being in a state of caloric deficit is a relative thing to yourself! Every woman’s natural resting metabolism is different and the amount of calories you burn per day is different from almost every other woman. This means that you should not follow a ‘fixed’ amount of calorie intake just because another woman saw weight loss with that. What is a lot to another woman may be too little for you and vice versa. To figure out your ideal amount of calories you should take in, simply keep increasing the intensity of your exercises, and decreasing the overall amount of food you’re taking in through your meals. It’s really that simple to get into a caloric deficit!
Did you know that crunches are about the WORST exercise for losing belly fat and toning up the tummy area for both men and women?
Here are the exercises which actually work if you want to lose weight and tone up your belly area!
Interval cardio is usually interval sprinting circuits. This basically mean that you sprint 10 to 20 metres for several rounds and stop. Then you repeat this cycle. This is very effective and is much shorter than ‘regular’ cardio which is jogging for 30-40 minutes! (Boring………)
Lower ab exercises
Did you know that upper ab exercises will not target lower abs, but lower ab exercises will target BOTH upper AND lower abs? Why waste your time and effort on performing upper ab exercises such as crunches when you can see twice the results by focusing on lower ab exercises such as leg raises or alternating leg raises? Perform lower ab exercises if you want to see more muscle definition around your belly area. (not for building bulky stomach muscles, but to see ‘toned’ and slim muscles).
Did you know that you should not just workout on your abdominal muscles if you want muscle definition there? You must also work on the opposing muscle group – your lower back muscles! If your opposing muscle group is weak, you cannot see effective results! Otherwise, your body will be severely imbalanced. Core exercises such as planks, or even lower back exercises such as superman exercise works great for strengthening your entire core as well as lower back muscles (which is a weak point for most women).
If you want to learn more, simply watch the following video by renowned women weight loss coach AlvinChua91.